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BIG BOOK OF SONGS BY NUMBER - SAMPLE PAGES

 

Sample page from THE BIG BOOK OF SONGS BY NUMBER. Each of the 130 songs includes full chord symbols for the left hand.

Above you'll find a sample page from THE BIG BOOK OF SONGS BY NUMBER (ISBN # 0-9718936-2-4).  

Also, THE BIG BOOK OF SONGS BY NUMBER includes songs which require the black keys of the piano, called "flats and sharps." 

Since this is more complicated (to a younger child who is just starting) than playing only on the white keys, we suggest starting with perhaps PIANO IS EASY or THE CHRISTMAS CAROL KIT

All piano methods, including ours, start out with the white keys of the piano, leaving black keys for later.

For these reasons, PIANO IS EASY or THE CHRISTMAS CAROL KIT are perhaps a better introduction for younger children. THE BIG BOOK OF SONGS BY NUMBER is intended for older children. 

Children love the pictures at first, as in PIANO IS EASY or THE CHRISTMAS CAROL KIT and then place less and less emphasis on them, just playing as many songs as they can.

Our advice is to purchase PIANO IS EASY or THE CHRISTMAS CAROL KIT at first, if your child is under six.  If your child wants to go further with playing by numbers, or if you have an older child who wants to start, then purchase THE BIG BOOK OF SONGS BY NUMBER.   

Click here to see a list of the 130 songs in THE BIG BOOK OF SONGS BY NUMBER.

WHY IS THIS METHOD DIFFERENT?

Our books are designed to provide children with preparation for piano lessons, a fun process they can do at home, before they start regular piano lessons.

All other piano methods start kids far too quickly, causing early frustration and eventually leading most to quit.

We've found this failure can be prevented by starting your child playing piano "by number" at home, and then making a slow and smooth transition to reading sheet music using our fun music activity book, I CAN READ MUSIC!

This "Fun Method" has proven results, turning children into happy, interested experimenters who enjoy tinkering with the piano.

HOW SHOULD I USE THE BIG BOOK OF SONGS BY NUMBER?

Wait until your child is utterly comfortable with every song in PIANO IS EASY and/or THE CHRISTMAS CAROL KIT before moving forward. 

When they are ready, and need another challenge with piano by number, or if you have an older child who is ready to try piano, introduce THE BIG BOOK OF SONGS BY NUMBER

This book introduces the use of the black keys of the piano. It's an easy concept to master once the child is comfortable with familiar songs on the white keys (PIANO IS EASY and THE CHRISTMAS CAROL KIT have all the songs on the white keys.)

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BIG BOOK OF SONGS (NEW EDITION) BOOK PACKAGE:

THE BIG BOOK OF SONGS Sturdily bound, durable, colorful 150 page illustrated song book with 134 fun, familiar songs, and removable numbered stickers.

Every book package order of THE BIG BOOK OF SONGS includes a copy of I CAN READ MUSIC. This fun, easy-to-understand music activity book is the best way to start children reading music. Click here for sample pages.

Every book package order of THE BIG BOOK OF SONGS includes a FREE copy of the 56 minute DVD video from TEACH YOURSELF PIANO This video will have you playing chords (three piano keys played with the left hand) and fun, familiar songs with both hands right away. That's a $16.95 value free!

2 BOOKS and DVD  

Click here to see SAMPLE PAGES Click here to see a LIST OF SONGS

BIG BOOK OF SONGS BOOK PACKAGE $39.95

THE BIG BOOK OF SONGS book package includes a 141 page song book with 130 songs and removable stickers, plus a free DVD and copy of the book  I CAN READ MUSIC.

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Picture of Brahms playing piano.THE COMPLETE BOOK PACKAGE: ALL 6 BASIC  BOOKS  

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THE COMPLETE BOOK PACKAGE: 

1. 107 page illustrated THE CHRISTMAS CAROL KIT Book with 44 songs, Play Along Audio CD, and removable stickers   

2. 120 page illustrated PIANO IS EASY Book with 50 songs, Play Along Audio CD, and removable stickers 

3. 50 page I CAN READ MUSIC Book 

4. 132 page TEACH YOURSELF PIANO STEP BY STEP Book, 56 minute DVD Video and removable stickers 

5. 150 page THE BIG BOOK OF SONGS BY NUMBER Book with 134 songs, and removable stickers 

6. 88 page EASY CLASSICAL PIANO BY NUMBER Book with 10 songs, and removable stickers, and 29 minute Play Along Audio CD 

6 BOOKS, DVD AND 3 PLAY ALONG AUDIO CDS 

Our BOOK PACKAGE price: $89.95 Click here to order THE COMPLETE PIANO PACKAGE

You can also purchase individual books with CD $24.95

 

Start your child playing piano today!

Red musical note: start your child reading music today!

PIANO IS EASY BOOK PACKAGE INCLUDES:

PIANO IS EASY (ISBN # 0-9718936-1-6) Sturdily bound, durable, colorful 120 page illustrated song book with 50 songs such as Jingle Bells and London Bridge, Play Along Audio CD and removable numbered stickers. 

Every book package order of PIANO IS EASY includes a copy of I CAN READ MUSIC. This fun, easy-to-understand music activity book is the best way to start children reading music. Click here for sample pages.

Every book package order of PIANO IS EASY includes a FREE copy of the 56 minute DVD video from TEACH YOURSELF PIANO. This video will have you playing chords (three piano keys played with the left hand) and fun, familiar songs with both hands right away. That's a $16.95 value free!

2 BOOKS,  PLAY ALONG AUDIO CD and DVD 

Click here for a list of songs.    Click here for sample pages.

PIANO IS EASY BOOK PACKAGE $39.95   

 PIANO IS EASY book package includes a 107 page song book with 44 songs and removable stickers, plus a Play Along Audio CD, free DVD and copy of the book  I CAN READ MUSIC.

You can also purchase individual books with CD $24.95

Red musical note: start your child reading music today!

Our Play Along Audio CDs are an important element in making the piano fun for kids, and are produced by Grammy Award winner (Sesame Street) Joe Castellon. 

Our colorful books and videos have been created by Emmy Award winning composer and teacher John Aschenbrenner and are guaranteed to get your child happily started at the piano.

Digitally engineered and mastered, these high quality educational recordings include fun, familiar songs that children love to hear and play along with, and are sure to give hours of musical enjoyment, entertainment and guidance to your child.

Special thanks to these schools recently joining our growing list of organizations using PIANO BY NUMBER:

Primrose Day School, Jumping Jacks Preschool, Valley Elementary, Kid's Korner, Play All Day Nursery School, Children's Development Center,  Springfield Child Time

If you're not sure what book is right for your child, email us at info@pianoiseasy.com and we will be glad to help you.

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